Saint Raphael Catholic Church (Koloa, Hawaii)

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Latitude and Longitude:

21°53′38″N 159°27′27″W / 21.8938167°N 159.4575086°W / 21.8938167; -159.4575086

The present sanctuary of St. Raphael's Church in Koloa, Kauai (Hawaii) was constructed in 1856 and renovated in 1936.

Saint Raphael Catholic Church in Koloa is a parish of the Roman Catholic Church of Hawaii in the United States. Located in Koloa on the island of Kauai, the church falls under the jurisdiction of the Diocese of Honolulu and its bishop. It is named after Saint Raphael.

The oldest Catholic Church in Kauai, St. Raphael's was founded in 1841 by Father Arsenius Walsh. [1] It was founded two years after Catholics were granted religious freedom in Hawaii after the French threatened Honolulu. The church building was completed in 1854. It was enlarged and renovated in 1936. [2]


  1. ^ Moffat, Riley M.; Fitzpatrick, Gary L. (2004). "Mapping the lands and waters of Hawaiʻi". Retrieved 2019-05-29.
  2. ^ "St Raphael's Catholic Church, Koloa, USA Attractions". Retrieved 2019-05-29.

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